April Fool’s Day in Spanish

March 30, 2011 · Posted in Hispanic Culture, Mexican Culture, SPANISH CLASS NOW · Comment 

Here comes April Fool’s Day, but it is not celebrated on April 1 in the Spanish speaking world. Nowhere close, it is celebrated on December 28 as El Día de los Inocentes.

It commemorates King Herod’s slaughter of all male infants in biblical times. El Día de los Inocentes is now all about pranks and practical jokes, especially in Spain and Mexico where there are media hoaxes.

Here are some free activities: Spanish April Fool’s Day Activities

For a El Día de los Inocentes reading and activities click HERE.

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